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Diamond Necklace

Diamond Necklace
Lal Jose
Fahadh Faasil, Samvritha Sunil, Gouthami Nair, Anusree
Sameer C Thahir
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What if a film that starts pretty decently turns out to be a commercial in disguise to promote some brands? You feel like taken for a silly ride by director Lal Jose, as you sit through a ‘good in parts’ ordeal called Diamond Necklace. Arun (Fahadh Faasil) is a doctor living a cozy life in Dubai. He is in real trouble as some banks to which he owes money, makes his life real hell. But Arun is not ready to learn any lesson in life and has some ‘convenient’ romances with a nurse named Lakshmi (Gauthami Nair) and a fashion designer called Maya (Samvritha Sunil).

But things just get out of his hands soon after as he marries a girl named Rajasree (Anusree) while he comes to his home in a village in Kerala. He had married the girl assuming that she came from a loaded family, but he soon realizes some shocking truths.

There are some nice moments in this one but it all goes wrong as Lal Jose and scenarist Dr.Iqbal Kuttippuram starts marketing products in the guise of narrating the story. It is a pity that such a gifted filmmaker stoops to this level to make some easy bucks. Sameer Thahir proves his talent yet again with some good visuals.

Okay, even if we are ready to accept that the director has taken some liberties to make this a viable project by using the ‘in film branding’, the story moves along aimlessly after the initial stages and the journey afterwards is a rather tottering one. It would have been fine if the makers had succeeded to come up with a smart script to weave it all on to the story, but here it sticks out like a sore thumb.

Fahadh Faasil is good, but isn’t this the same kind of role that he has done in his earlier films as well? Samvritha Sunil performs bravely especially in the second half and Gauthami Nair is a revelation. Anusree goes a bit over the top, but then there is no point in blaming her as the feelings of her character is never really in focus.

Diamond Necklace is perhaps an attempt to make a ‘new generation’ cinema. But with an agenda of their own to serve in between, it ends up as a half-baked attempt, at best.

Still the question is, who would pay money to watch an ad film, at the cinemas?

Verdict: Average


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